Briefing for second reading of the Victims and Prisoners Bill
15 May 2023
“The Howard League echoes concerns that the Bill does not go far enough to support victims of crime, and instead takes an unhelpful and overly punitive approach to prisoners’ rights.
“Part III of the Bill has been included without adequate scrutiny – indeed, several of its provisions were not included in the root and branch review.
“As such, the Howard League proposes that part III, which concerns prisoners, is removed, so that this legislation becomes one focused on victims, as was initially intended.”